Monthly Archives: December 2004

A 'phile and his money…

I truly wonder how many of these have been sold.

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A List

Yes Amazon Apple Cisco Google Microsoft Sun No AMD AOL ATT Dell GE HP IBM Intel Oracle Peoplesoft Verizon

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Gobblers for XMas

Three minutes more reading in the bookstore would have saved me from Wen Spencer’s Tinker. It reads, sadly, like Hugo Gernsback channeling nerdy misfit valley girl Ralphette 1259C+, with magic and elves and the NSA mixed in. “If we include … Continue reading

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Various

A gentle introduction to partial evaluation in Scheme. Link. A Christmas short story by China Mieville in the Socialist Review. (I like China’s stories. I can’t stand his politics. That’s okay).

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Tricks of the Trade

Tricks of the trade. What trade? Pick one, add your own. Link.

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The Confusion

I finally finished Quicksilver (in only 15 months), and for some reason am wading into The Confusion. Go figure.

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Pete Seeger

I am delighted to learn that Pete Seeger is still alive. We’ve been playing some folksongs to the Gibber, amongst them are some Pete Seeger tunes, and he seems to enjoy all of them. My parents played a lot of … Continue reading

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Xenon electric rockets

A nice dissertation on Xenon-ion rocket engines. Link.

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Bleepcracker

Wife: “Look, there are eight different versions of the Nutcracker this year! Surely you’ll like one of them.” Me: “You are so missing the point.” I don’t think she was including the ones being broadcast on PBS and the local … Continue reading

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Pixelblocks

Pixel Blocks are kind of like Legos, but for making pictures. Link. Pretty neat.

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